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Maria Rantanen

Maria Rantanen

Maria Rantanen covers the city hall and education beats for the Richmond News but she also enjoys delving into stories about farming and the future of Richmond.

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mrantanen@richmond-news.com

Recent Work by Maria

Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

This is the second fine for Tenshi Seafood in three years.
$35.9M from feds to speed up Richmond housing builds

$35.9M from feds to speed up Richmond housing builds

Local MPs were at city hall on Monday to announce Housing Accelerator Fund money for city.
Union, Richmond city council disagree over hotel boycott

Union, Richmond city council disagree over hotel boycott

The official minutes say the city supports a boycott only at the Sheraton hotel.
Richmond council declares boycott of hotel behind picket lines

Richmond council declares boycott of hotel behind picket lines

Unite Here Local 40 asked city councillors to not allow any city events at three hotels currently behind picket lines.
Update: 20% of flights cancelled at YVR

Update: 20% of flights cancelled at YVR

YVR is telling travellers to check the status of their flights as snow is having an impact on operations.
Trucking company off the road after allegedly hitting Massey tunnel roof

Trucking company off the road after allegedly hitting Massey tunnel roof

Ministry said grounding vehicles sends a 'strong message' about crashes into infrastructure.
Scofflaw Steveston owl makes off with toque

Scofflaw Steveston owl makes off with toque

Richmond man had a weird encounter with wildlife last week.
Richmond gummy manufacturer co-founders named Canada's top entrepreneurs

Richmond gummy manufacturer co-founders named Canada's top entrepreneurs

Herbaland executives will next compete in Monaco for global award given by Ernst & Young.
Richmond activists challenge city council on affordable rental program

Richmond activists challenge city council on affordable rental program

There are 474 low-end market rentals units in Richmond.
Health officials warn of measles exposure at YVR last Thursday

Health officials warn of measles exposure at YVR last Thursday

Anyone who might have been exposed and is unvaccinated or immunocompromised is encouraged to contact their health unit by Wednesday, Nov. 29.
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